Theodore's World: 'Obamacare' Cops: $1 Billion To Force New Tax Compliance

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March 30, 2010

'Obamacare' Cops: $1 Billion To Force New Tax Compliance

'Obamacare' cops: $1 billion to force new tax compliance


Collecting taxes under the Democrats' newly passed health-care plan will cost the federal government more than $1 billion a year in salaries alone, Republicans in Congress estimate.

The legislation will require the IRS to hire as many as 16,500 additional auditors, agents and other employees to investigate and collect billions in new taxes imposed on Americans, according to a House Committee on Ways and Means Committee Republican report prepared March 18 for ranking members Reps. Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Charles Boustany, R-La.

In March 2009, the federal government's average annual salary was $42,035 for tax examiners, $91,507 for internal revenue agents and $63,547 for tax specialists, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition."

Averaging the three pay grade averages yields an estimated $65,696 per IRS worker hired, assuming an equal number of tax examiners, internal revenue agents and tax specialists.

Together, the 16,500 new IRS personnel needed to collect taxes under the new legislation will cost the federal government somewhere in the realm of $1.1 billion

The IRS media office objected that the Joint Committee on Taxation publication JCX-18-10 issued March 21, "Technical Explanation of the Revenue Provisions of the Reconciliation Act," does not specify any number of IRS personnel that must be hired to implement the tax provisions of the bill.

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, disagrees.

"The Internal Revenue Service will see its largest expansion since withholding taxes were enacted during World War II to enforce the glut of new tax mandates and penalties included in the Democrats' latest health care plan," reads a statement on Brady's congressional website.

Brady is the ranking Republican on the Joint Economic Committee.

"We need thousands of new doctors and nurses in America, not thousands more IRS agents," Brady insists. "In addition to more complicated tax returns, families and small businesses will be forced to reveal further tax information to the IRS, provide proof of 'government approved' health care and submit detailed sales information to comply with new excise taxes."

By 2016, the IRS will be required under the "Obamacare" legislation to monitor the health insurance status of individuals and businesses to determine if the insurance purchased as reported on tax returns meets the level of coverage required by the law. In cases of noncompliance fees and penalties are to be assessed.

The IRS could not give WND any indication how the Democrats' new legislation would implement the "bounty hunter" program President Obama suggested would track down abusers and collect evaded taxes on all government health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

The IRS further did not respond by publication deadline to WND's request for information regarding the likely number of additional personnel the IRS would have to hire to implement Obamacare, the immediate tax consequences the IRS would have to monitor and audit, and the likely cost to the IRS of implementing the new health legislation.


Wild Thing's comment........

Welcome to Zimbabwe!

They did not include the cost of all the weapons and ammo for his newly formed brown shirt brigade.

We’d all better be working our butts off to ensure that Real Conservatives win the 2010 and 2012 elections! We can derail/stop this monstrosity, but it will require a lot of work!

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67

Posted by Wild Thing at March 30, 2010 06:50 AM


Information about the Health Care 'REFORM' is dribbling out, bit by bit and the people who voted for it and their supporters are going to see finally, how big a cash cow this will be for some people. In particular the Unions will get special favor, while everybody's Taxes are going up and up even the 'poor' are going to get hammered with new Taxes.

Currently we pay 55% in taxes, this percentage can't go much higher without it causing widespread misery to everyone in the country.

We must impeach this imposter NOW, otherwise, there will be no country for this world class idiot to ruin it will be done.

Posted by: Mark at March 30, 2010 07:54 AM

Oh Boy! An expanded IRS. It will probably be expanded even more than they now admit. Will they bother only tax filers or will they also monitor the other half of the country, the non taxpayers?

I used to be for a flat tax. Now I am more for a consumption tax so everybody pays taxes, not just the employed or investors. A consumption tax would just about eliminate the IRS.

Posted by: TomR at March 30, 2010 10:18 AM

Gee I wonder with this new medical plan Obombo will consult with a
Proctologist to see where his brains went….

Posted by: Gator at March 30, 2010 01:38 PM

Naaww, Gator, obama's Proctologist has graduated and has become a first class Asshole specialist under the new Health Care Plan.

Posted by: Mark at March 30, 2010 06:05 PM

Mark, well said, I sure hope the number of people finally waking up about obama will join with the rest of us and let their outrage be heard. I agree too, he has got to be impeached.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 30, 2010 08:47 PM

Tom, oh my gosh, I had not thought of that. I bet they do expand it even more, they will say they need more or they had a low estimate of how many it would take. sheesh

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 30, 2010 08:55 PM

Gator, hahahaha good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 30, 2010 08:56 PM

Not to mention that, but isn't assessing fines and penalties just because they feel like it a violation of due process of law and separation of powers? Taxes are one thing, but making people buy something against their will?

Posted by: Anonymous at March 30, 2010 11:41 PM